As members of the Portland metro community, we are inextricably linked to those around us and care deeply about the issues in our backyard. By preparing local women for a lifetime of civic leadership, we ensure that women will be ready and able to affect positive change for years to come, regardless of the issues tomorrow brings. As a result, our Members – known for their competence, eloquence, and passion – are coveted by other non-profit boards and organizations for their dedication and leadership skills.

Our timely, relevant, and engaging trainings enhance the personal and professional development of JLP Members and equip her to fulfill a variety of roles within and beyond the organization. Most topics focus on transferrable skills, customized to the unique needs of JLP Members and facilitated by professional facilitators, industry experts, and corporate trainers. JLP Trainings are a complimentary service for all JLP Members.

Training topics include:

  • Cultural Competency
  • Public Speaking
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Entertaining & Networking
  • Financial Planning & Budgeting
  • Personal Style
  • Mindful Leadership
  • Team Building & Management
  • Organizing
  • Advocacy
  • Fund Development

Types of TrainingsFeatured Trainings: Specialized training opportunities that focus on educating, mentoring and supporting JLP members to be the best volunteers and women they can be. Topics are selected and scheduled by the Trainings Committee based on member suggestions, resource/facilitator availability, and current or projected need within the League. These sessions are typically one-to-two hours in duration.

Leadership Summit: All JLP Members are leaders in the community, regardless of their role within JLP.  Our Annual Leadership Summit, held each spring, is an all-day retreat experience focused on your development as a leader.  This is open to all JLP Members.

Micro-trainings: Abridged training sessions held at the League’s General Membership Meetings. Topics often preview the upcoming Featured Training and/or align with monthly League priorities.

AJLI Training Opportunities: JLP Members may attend AJLI conferences to develop skills and expertise necessary for their roles within JLP.  Please contact Nominating & Placement for information about a JLP scholarship to attend a conference.  JLP resources are prioritized to develop Members whose attendance aligns best with JLP initiatives.  JLP Members also have access to a wide range of on-demand training resources and live webinars through AJLI.

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